[jboss-user] [JBoss Tools] Document updated/added: "JBossToolsGeneralFAQ"

Max Andersen do-not-reply at jboss.com
Wed Jan 20 03:41:54 EST 2010

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The document "JBossToolsGeneralFAQ", was updated Jan 20, 2010
by Max Andersen.

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h2. JBoss Tools General FAQ
h3. Read this before adding an entry
This FAQ is intended to provide information on the everyday use of JBoss Tools. Questions related to installation are addressed http://www.jboss.org/community/docs/DOC-10799. There are many posts in the http://www.jboss.org/index.html?module=bb&op=viewforum&f=162 that are related to the subject, so it is a good place to gather the experience of the community. Please, follow the format of this page's setup and don't duplicate information.
h3. General Topics
*Q : Why is it called JBoss Tools when it's a set of plug-ins for Eclipse ?*
*A* : Eclipse is NOT an IDE but an application framework. It is a container for plug-ins, like JBoss is a container for MBeans. And as the J2EE support of JBoss is just an MBean, the Java-IDE of Eclipse is just a set of plug-ins. In both cases, it will become clearer and clearer in the future that the scope is much broader. IBM is thinking about using Eclipse as a framework for all(!) of their future applications. And that's how we see Eclipse and the people from Eclipse see it. (Have a look at the http://www.eclipse.org/articles/Article-Branding/branding-your-application.html that are based on Eclipse.) IBM's Websphere Studio Application Developer is a set of plug-ins (something like 500) on top of Eclipse and it's (of course) a product by itself. We're starting smaller (-: but nevertheless...
*Q : Do you plan to integrate with IDE's not based on Eclipse ?*
*A* : No. There are other projects that care of that.
*Q : It doesn't install or work correctly !!!*
*A* : First of all, don't panic. Second, ask yourself if you haven't made a mistake. If you can't solve your own problem, take a look at the JBoss Tools forum. There are plenty of answers for the most common problems.
*Q : I found a bug, what should I do ?*
*A* : File a bug report on http://jira.jboss.com/jira/secure/BrowseProject.jspa?id=10020. Be sure to put everything needed to correct the bug: OS, Eclipse version, component version, JVM version, and the steps to reproduce the bug. It is even better if you provide a patch.


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